Saturday, September 11, 2010

Update on Madrigal Quilt

Hello Quilters Everywhere,

I'm slowly getting back in the swing of life and getting back to my quilting and designing. I was inspired to work on the center section for Madrigal. I had two ideas but finally settled on a basket full of flowers. I still have many more flowers to make and of course there will be ribbons and some embroidery. The Luna Notte fabric by 3 Sisters for Moda has a wonderful large print with gigantic flowers. I've been using the large print to cut out individual petals to create new flowers.

It looks a little bare here in the center, but there are a lot more flowers to be added....after I make them. I love any fabric with paisley almost as much as I love plaids. The basket and handle are a Jo Morton - Andover fabric. Whenever I see great fabrics like these, I buy at least two yards. My stash is huge, but I feel that I have a whole "store" full of fabric at my fingertips...and I go to my stash first before I buy something new.

The whole time I'm creating, I'm thinking about the machine quilting. This is going to be a fun one to work on. My goal is to have this finished and the patterns ready for sale by Pacific International Quilt Festival in October. Wish me luck!

I hope you all have a wonderful Saturday and an enjoyable weekend.
As always,


  1. OUTSTANDING CHOICE! You are just full of surprises. I know my little brain always has many ideas for quilts, but yours has to be in overdrive. Can't wait to see how you quilt this one.
    Have a great weekend, always Bev

  2. Glad your getting back to normal! This is really pretty and I can hardly wait to see how you Doll it up even more with your creative ideas on your long arm~
    I'm all excited about PIQF too and already have my ticket! Seat number 15 on the bus, not the window but who cares! Just so I get there in time for the doors to open,
    Quiltingly Yours, Crissie